Be There or Be Square – 5 Events Entrepreneurs Must Attend


These events are the ones that I will not hesitate to say, “If you are a serious entrepreneur you better be there or be square.”  Each event below is pivotal to attend throughout your startup’s lifecycle for the networking possibilities and learning experiences.  With these events, test the startups waters, launch your product or dive […]

How To Find Your Brand Story


There is a reason you can’t put that book down. As your eyes intently scan the words on the pages, something mysterious has happened.Your heart beats faster. Your palms become sweatier. Between the lines of black ink you have developed an intense emotional connection with this book. If you have traveled to this paradise before […]

How To Make Your Idea Come To Life In 7 Steps


In many ways, your aha moment is like an egg. Thee egg’s thin outer shell is symbolic of your split second of inspiration. The opportunity of life inside resembles the potential of your idea. At this fragile moment, you have one of two choices. You can either let negative thoughts crack your idea’s fragile lining […]

Determine If Your Startup is Scaleable & Find Out Why It Matters?


  Many entrepreneurs seem to be attracted to the idea of running an ambitious, scaleable startup that sustains exponential growth. This is a flashy concept, but the fact is, that a majority of startups are happy to be a self-sustaining mom and pop. According to the SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration), Over 50% of the […]

10 Web Apps To Help Startups Get Up & Running


Being an entrepreneur is hard work. You have to be able to manage multiple aspects of a business at once. Try out these 10 online tools to help you with 10 startup business essentials.   1. Incorporate Your Business Incorporating your business is a huge step in forming your startup.  With the Incorporation Wizard structure […]

10 Clever Logo Designs | Branding Inspiration

10 Clever Logo Designs | Office Lab

  A clever logo design and name is sometimes easier said than done – especially for the left-brained entrepreneur, founder, or co-founder. So how do you find your brand’s unique flavor? Start your logo design in 3 easy steps It’s imperative that you try to think out of the box and sometimes a bit nutty is good. Ironically, The Nutty […]

33 Words Every Entrepreneur Should Know


    1. Acquisition To take ownership of another business.   2. Angel Investors Individuals who back emerging entrepreneurial ventures.   3. Balance Sheet A snapshot of a company’s financial condition that includes information on the company’s assets, liabilities, and equity.   4. Bootstrap To build a company without the use of outside capital.   […]

Why Startups Should Patent Now, Not Later


The race to file a patent has heated up since March of 2013 when the “First-Inventor-To-File” (FITF) system went into effect. Patents are now granted based on – literally as the title suggests – the first inventor to file rather than the first to simply invent. With inventors rushing to the finish line shortly after a stroke […]

Apple Gets Bitten With The Most Patent Lawsuits in 2013

Apple Bites

This apple of the public eye ( Apple Inc.), received the most patent lawsuits last year according to Lex Machina – a legal-analytics firm in Menlo Park, CA. This low- hanging fruit, with a plethora of technology patents, got the most bites at it, with an astounding 59 lawsuits. After Apple, Amazon trailed behind with […]

The Magical Effects of Branding


Make Them Fall In Love Believe it or not, branding can be the love potion that causes your customers to become love struck. The more sincere, human connections you can make through branding efforts, the more you allow your customers to make this emotional connection.  For example – Chipotle’s video, “The Scarecrow,” helps to make […]